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Does anyone have access to our real names, and personal data?

Nov 29, 2010 - 3 comments
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I just realized I have no idea about how secure this forum is.  When it asks if we care if "everyone " sees our posts, is it simply referring to others who have signed up here? I mean this stuff doesn't get posted on some social networking site like FB does it? And what can other people discover about one another without explicit information? Can anyone see my real name or other identifying data without my permission? thanks.

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by Emily_MHModerator, Nov 29, 2010
Hi there -

Thanks for your question.  :)

A general answer is that anyone can see your posts - signed in members or not.  We also have an option for members to "share" any public post or journal on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.  However, it never shares members' real names (and as far as I can tell, you haven't given your real name in anything here, such as email address, user name, etc.).  

We do have privacy settings for journals - you can set them so everyone can read them, only friends can read them, or only you can read them, and it can be different for each journal.  You can keep some just for you, and share others.  

It's a good reminder that nothing on the Internet is ever truly private, and we need to be careful with what personal info we share.  

Please let us know if you have further questions about this or anything.

Emily
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by avisg, Nov 29, 2010
Emily my question is if someone posts a thread say on a social site does it give the profile names of everyone on the thread thats has posted ? If it does ,does everyone on the thread have to give concent before its posted ?
Avis

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by Emily_MHModerator, Nov 30, 2010
Hi there -

No, it doesn't give the names at all - just says that Emily likes a thread and the title of the thread.  

Em

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